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ME 1B Midrange Equalizer

ME1B - Description

The TUBE-TECH ME 1B is a passive, all-tube midrange EQ 

based on the legendary Pultech MEQ5, featuring two boost- and one dip section. 

The bandwidth of the ME1B sections is designed broader than in the MEQ5

for ultra-smooth and musical equalization, perfect for vocals,

instruments, speech and all other midrange sources.


Mid frequencies have always been very important, when eqing instruments and vocals to make a mix come together.

TUBE-TECH ME 1B can shape the midrange frequencies in that very pleasant way, only a passive equalizer is capable of.

Even extreme midrange boosts still sound open and warm without the slightest trace of harshness.

ME 1B is the perfect partner for the PE1C program eq and works very well as a bus EQ for many different uses


The famous Motown sound?  The ME1B is an important tool tool for adding that nice midrange to your recordings.

For ME1B drum treatement, check the Daptone Drum Sound.


ME1B Controls and Features

Here's a video, showing the controls of the ME1B:









ME1B - Selected User Statements

Gabriel Roth, Co- Owner, Chief Engineer and Producer, Daptone Studios, Broklyn, NY

Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton
""There are very few pieces of outboard gear that I depend on, and very few audio company''s that I trust. However, anyone that''s worked with me at Daptone Studios can testify that the dominant color of my humble outboard rack is Tube-Tech blue. I have grown to depend heavily on their PE1C and ME1B equalizers for their unique musicality. I am able to distinctly reshape drums, horns, vocals, orchestral tracks, or even entire mixes without making them sound effected or cappy.
I can honestly say that I depend more heavily on Tube-Tech than on any other outboard gear. I endorse their products with confidence."

Check out how Gabriel uses his ME1Bs to achieve the DAPTONE Drum Sound.

Lionel Habert, Mastering Prod, France 

(Vangelis,Jean Philippe Rykiel, Vivian Roost, Dan Mc Conomy, NRJ12, Radio France.)


"To explain it in the simplest language… The ME1-B make my ears smile."





ME1B Technical Description

The TUBE-TECH ME 1B is a passive tube based midrange equalizer developed to

match and surpass the demands of even the most discerning studio engineers.

The TUBE-TECH ME 1B Midrange Equalizer contains a low frequency boost section for peaking, a mid frequency attenuation for dipping as well as a high frequency boost section for peaking. The filter section is of the the passive type followed by a tube based push-pull amplifier to restore the gain.

Input and output are balanced as well as fully floating. Input and output transformers come with a static screen between the primary and secondary wirings.

ME1B Technical Features

  • Tube based push-pull amplifier 
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 40 kHz
  • Low Noise: < -80 dBU @ 0 dB gain
  • CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • 5 LF peaks: 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 1 kHz (0 to +10 dB)
  • 11 MF dips: 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 kHz (0 to -10 dB)
  • 5 HF peaks: 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 kHz (0 to +8 dB)
  • Input impedance: 600Ω
  • No insertion loss
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating


FAQ: Midrange EQ ME1A and ME1B difference

The circuit and functions are exactly the same. The amplifier section in the ME 1A is hardwired.

In the ME 1B the transformers and the tubes are placed inside the unit on a printed circuit board.


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